admonish (one) for (something)

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admonish (one) for (something)

To reprimand one for a wrongdoing. Katherine admonished Theresa for arriving late to work.
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admonish someone for something

to warn or scold someone mildly for doing something. The nurse admonished the patient for not eating her dinner.
See also: admonish, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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You can find the latest in The New York Times, where Russian President Vladimir Putin admonished us for our intervention in Syrian affairs, basically giving us our marching orders for upcoming talks in Geneva.
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Sachs harshly but correctly admonished us for our part in such horrors as unnecessary, hegemonic, and soluble, Amen.